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Ray Hennessey

Ray Hennessey is editorial director of Entrepreneur.com. Previously, he was director of business news at the FOX Business Network, where he managed day-to-day editorial operations for the channel. Before joining FOX News in 2007, Ray spent a decade at Dow Jones in a variety of positons, notably editor of SmartMoney.com and news editor for Dow Jones Newswires. For six years, he authored the IPO Outlook column for The Wall Street Journal and appeared daily on CNBC television. He was also a regular on-air contributor to CBS News.

30 Recent Stories

The Anti-Capitalist Bigotry of 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

The Anti-Capitalist Bigotry of 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

As the chatter over the 'The Wolf of Wall Street' shows, the only acceptable form of bias nowadays is toward the free markets.
January 2, 2014 in Financing
For New Year's, Entrepreneur.com Gives You Our Ultimate Startup Toolkit

For New Year's, Entrepreneur.com Gives You Our Ultimate Startup Toolkit

You made your resolution to start a business. Now let us help you meet your goals.
December 28, 2013 in Starting a Business
Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes

Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes

This should be the time for the Postal Service to shine, but regulations and Congress won't let it seize competitive ground.
December 27, 2013 in Management & Operations
Regulations Get Sticky as the Danes Ban the Danish

Regulations Get Sticky as the Danes Ban the Danish

Cinnamon is a health risk in Europe, and that threatens the warm, sweet goodness that Denmark is known for.
December 27, 2013 in Business Management
How Consumers Contributed to the Shipping Nightmare on Christmas

How Consumers Contributed to the Shipping Nightmare on Christmas

UPS and FedEx messed up Christmas deliveries. But lost in the complaints are important changes in American buying that all businesses need to recognize.
December 26, 2013 in Management & Operations
Disney Adds Jack Dorsey to Its Board

Disney Adds Jack Dorsey to Its Board

The Twitter and Square founder is tapped to help Disney better use technology. Naturally, he responds with a cool tweet.
December 24, 2013 in News and Trends
Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

This year, bashing the immorality of unfettered markets has been in vogue. It is high time to turn that debate on its head.
December 24, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
With Individual Mandate Softened, Americans Paying a Very Unfair Obamacare Tax

With Individual Mandate Softened, Americans Paying a Very Unfair Obamacare Tax

Tax policy is now being applied unevenly to large swaths of the population, as more people are now eligible to avoid getting health coverage for another year.
December 20, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
How A&E Ducked the Duck Dynasty Controversy

How A&E Ducked the Duck Dynasty Controversy

A&E suspended Phil Robertson from its most popular show over comments he made about homosexuality. In doing so, it missed an opportunity to let its customers decide.
December 20, 2013 in Business Management
Zuckerberg Selling Facebook Shares to Pay Off Hefty Tax Bill

Zuckerberg Selling Facebook Shares to Pay Off Hefty Tax Bill

To exercise an option on 60 million Facebook shares, Mark Zuckerberg needs to raise $2.3 billion just to pay the IRS.
December 19, 2013 in News and Trends

Is This the Worst Twitter Pitch for Obamacare Ever?

The White House has enlisted hot chocolate and footie pajamas in its battle to enroll folks in Obamacare. Umm...
December 18, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
The Fabulously Entrepreneurial Life of Ronnie Biggs

The Fabulously Entrepreneurial Life of Ronnie Biggs

Crime may not pay, but the life of Great Train Robbery player Ronnie Biggs was a study in marketing, ingenuity and branding.
December 18, 2013 in Marketing
The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug.
December 16, 2013 in News and Trends
Actually...Bitcoin's Recognition is Pretty Darn High

Actually...Bitcoin's Recognition is Pretty Darn High

A poll meant to show how few people know what Bitcoin is demonstrates just how widely Bitcoin is recognized.
December 14, 2013 in News and Trends
Twitter Shows the Value in Listening to Customers

Twitter Shows the Value in Listening to Customers

Twitter sparked a firestorm when its changed its block-user features. Then, it did something few companies do nowadays.
December 13, 2013 in Office Tech
Transportation Department Wants to Ban In-Flight Calls

Transportation Department Wants to Ban In-Flight Calls

Yes, cellphone use on planes would be annoying. But is that annoyance worth a whole new set of rules and regulations?
December 13, 2013 in Mobile
How WestJet Won Christmas With the Best Publicity Stunt Ever

How WestJet Won Christmas With the Best Publicity Stunt Ever

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And he apparently is pretty good at getting people to feel good about a Canadian airline.
December 13, 2013 in Marketing
The Moz CEO's Wonderfully Refreshing Reason for Stepping Down

The Moz CEO's Wonderfully Refreshing Reason for Stepping Down

Rand Fishkin loves his company and has passion by the boatload. But he has come to hate his job.
December 12, 2013 in Business Management
Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Other Currencies

Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Other Currencies

Judging by the properties a currency needs to thrive, Bitcoin stacks up well against its rivals.
December 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Major Health Insurer Says It Won't Renew Policies Due to Obamacare Changes

Major Health Insurer Says It Won't Renew Policies Due to Obamacare Changes

The roughly 500,000 people who have individual and small-group plans with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will have to seek different coverage.
December 11, 2013 in Insurance
Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance

Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance

Amid NSA snooping, the biggest American Internet companies are taking a list of demands to Washington.
December 9, 2013 in News and Trends
U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally

U.S. Businesses Could Have Been Mandela's Best Ally

Amid the justified praise of Nelson Mandela, it is proper time to question whether a pro-business approach could have created a greater South Africa.
December 9, 2013 in Leadership
The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP

The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP

Economic activity in the third quarter rose by a stunning 3.6 percent, but it's hardly the great news it seems -- particularly for business owners.
December 5, 2013 in Business Management
What Role Should Religious Values Play in Business?

What Role Should Religious Values Play in Business?

The Supreme Court will soon take on the thorny issue of whether companies should have the same right to religious expression that they have to free speech.
November 28, 2013 in Hiring Center
In Taking Aim at 23andMe, Regulators Missed the Mark

In Taking Aim at 23andMe, Regulators Missed the Mark

The controversy over genetic-testing company 23andMe begs the question: Is knowledge really that dangerous?
November 27, 2013 in Health & Fitness
The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars

The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars

Recent comments from a congressman in New Jersey are an example of how some regulatory schemes are downright scary.
November 25, 2013 in News and Trends
Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.

Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.

Regulators never had any data to suggest that cell phone use in flight was in any way a danger to passengers.
November 23, 2013 in Mobile
In Defense of the Selfie

In Defense of the Selfie

The picture everyone loves to hate (and take) has earned philological status. Let's celebrate the selfie.
November 19, 2013 in Social Media
Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic.
November 11, 2013 in Motivation and Retention
People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses

People Are Leaving the Workforce in Droves: What it Means for Businesses

If current employment trends continue, the number of people out of the labor force will surpass the number of working Americans in about four years.
November 9, 2013 in Hiring Center